Maritime History
Audio/Visual Archive
Scilly Voices

Contact us:

Amanda Martin
IOS Museum
Church Street
Hugh Town

St. Mary's
Isles of Scilly

01720 422337


Our usual opening hours are

Easter until September 30th
Monday to Friday 10.00-16.30

October 1st until Good Friday
Monday to Saturday 10.00-12.00


Archaeology code of practice

None of our recommendations should prevent your enjoyment of 'beach-combing', as strandline finds have already been washed out of their original context; however the Museum is always interested to see these objects and will attempt to identify them for the finder. Do not clean anything picked up on the shore and wrap it to prevent damage.

Please do:
Note location of finds
Sketch/photo site Respect site instructions
Report finds
Further research

Please don't:
Attempt to remove objects
Enter private/scheduled property
Clean/repair finds
Use metal detectors

To report finds or further advice and information please contact either of the following:

The Curator
The Isles of Scilly Museum
Church Street
Hugh Town
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JT
Tel: 01720 422 337


Field Monument Warden
Isles of Scilly Council
Wesleyan Chapel
Hugh Town
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JD

Tel: 01720 423 486

Archaeological activities on the islands

Slide Shows
Most Tuesday evenings between April and early October in the Methodist Hall
Most are a general overview of the archaeology and history of Scilly but there will be occasional slide shows on particular topics.
More information from the Tourist Information Centre
Show starts at 8.15pm, doors open at 7.45pm
Admission: £3.00 adults, £1.50 children over 10

Guided Walks
On St Mary's: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from April to early October
Variety of routes, some starting with a bus trip, including:

Buzza, Peninnis and Old Town
Hugh Town and the Garrison
Harry's Walls, Halangy Village and Bant's Carn
Porth Hellick, Giant's Castle and Old Town

Starting from Holgate's Green, Hugh Town at 10.00am
Charges (excluding bus fare): £4.00 adults, £2.00 children over 10
Details of each day's route on the Scilly walks notice board at Porthcressa or by phoning Katharine Sawyer on (01720) 423326

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